Domestic Abuse

If you are being frightened, hurt or abused by a partner or a family member, or know someone who is, please consider calling one of the following telephone numbers: 

  • In an emergency, dial 999 - if you're in an emergency situation and need police help but can't speak, Make Yourself Heard and let the 999 operator know your call is genuine by pressing '55'.
  • Surrey Against Domestic Abuse  - 01483 776822 - provides information on how to get help and keep yourself and your children safe.
  • Your Sanctuary - 01483 776822  - helpline service available 9am to 9pm 7 days a week.
  • Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327 - Confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.
  • Safe Lives - providing domestic abuse support and guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247 - guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about friends and loved ones. 24 hrs/7 days a week.
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 999 5428 - emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people.
  • RespectUK - 0808 802 4040 - advice and support for those who are finding it difficult to manage their behaviour during this difficult time and want to make a change.

 imageThe Safer Waverley Partnership supports the South West Surrey Domestic Abuse Outreach Service. The service works with women, men and children who have been experiencing domestic abuse in the community. 

What is Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic abuse is physical, emotional, verbal, psychological, financial or sexual abuse.
  • It involves the misuse of power and control by one person over another.
  • Abuse in the home is more widespread than people think.  It affects men and women of all ages, ethnicities, orientations and income levels, regardless of ability
  • Domestic abuse can affect the victim's housing, health, education and the freedom to live freely without fear.

Help with Housing

One of the many reasons that people remain in an abusive relationship is the fear of losing their home. The Housing Services staff at Waverley understand this and can refer to a Specialist Advisor who can talk through options as well as offer advice and advocacy in supporting victims through Housing processes. Please contact Chloe Whiteman on 01483 523057 or email chloe.whiteman@waverley.gov.uk

Page owner: Clare Arnold. Last updated: 06/05/2020 16:15

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